Saturday, 24 June 2017

Eid-el-Fitr: DSS detains 2 over planned terrorist attacks

Plans by suspected terrorists to unleash attacks across several Nigerian cities during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations have been nipped in the bud according to the Department of State Services, DSS.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja on Friday, Mr. Nnana Nnochiri who is a director at the agency said that the suspects had planned to attack soft targets like markets, public parks, public processions, recreation centres  and places of worship in Kano , Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri
during the Sallah festivities.

“In the past few weeks, this service has uncovered a sinister plot by terrorist elements to stage series of coordinated attacks using explosives on different cities across the country.

“Their aim was to hit on soft targets such as markets , public parks, public processions , recreation centres , as well as worship centres especially the Eid Praying grounds and other densely populated areas during the forthcoming Eid-el- Fitr Sallah celebrations,” he said.

He said that two suspects identified as Yusuf Adamu and Abdulmumini Haladu were arrested in connection with the foiled attacks in the early hours of Friday, in Sokoto, adding that they were to command the attacks in Kano .

Nnochiri noted that his men had earlier arrested the suspected facilitator of the Kano operation named Bashir Mohammed.


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